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Noomi Rapace to play Mossad agent in Sylvia'

Press Trust of India  |  Cannes 

Swedish will headline action drama,

The will play Rafeal, a South Africa-born agent who rose to prominence in agency, Mossad, reported Variety.

is best known for successfully locating Ali Hassan Salameh, a fugitive leader of the Palestine's organisation.

But the mission tragically led to her involvement in the infamous Lillehammer incident, in which an was misidentified as Salameh and killed by Sylvia's team. Sylvia was later tried and imprisoned in

is attached to direct. WestEnd are developing the project.

Rapace, Jewson and WestEnd earlier collaborated on action thriller, Close.

The film is inspired by the book Sylvia Rafael: The Life and Death of a Spy, penned by and Moti Kfir, a former agent who trained Sylvia.

Jewson and her writing partner from Close, will share scripting credits.

The project will be produced by Sharon Harel, and Whitaker, alongside Jewson and

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 15:06 IST